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Create a pull request

Examples (TL;DR)


gh pr create [flags]


Create a pull request on GitHub.

When the current branch isn't fully pushed to a git remote, a prompt will ask where to push the branch and offer an option to fork the base repository. Use --head to explicitly skip any forking or pushing behavior.

A prompt will also ask for the title and the body of the pull request. Use --title and --body to skip this, or use --fill to autofill these values from git commits. It's important to notice that if the --title and/or --body are also provided alongside --fill, the values specified by --title and/or --body will take precedence and overwrite any autofilled content.

Link an issue to the pull request by referencing the issue in the body of the pull request. If the body text mentions Fixes #123 or Closes #123, the referenced issue will automatically get closed when the pull request gets merged.

By default, users with write access to the base repository can push new commits to the head branch of the pull request. Disable this with --no-maintainer-edit.

Adding a pull request to projects requires authorization with the project scope. To authorize, run gh auth refresh -s project.


-a, --assignee <login>

Assign people by their login. Use "@me" to self-assign.

-B, --base <branch>

The branch into which you want your code merged

-b, --body <string>

Body for the pull request

-F, --body-file <file>

Read body text from file (use "-" to read from standard input)

-d,  --draft

Mark pull request as a draft


Print details instead of creating the PR. May still push git changes.

-f,  --fill

Use commit info for title and body


Use first commit info for title and body


Use commits msg+body for description

-H, --head <branch>

The branch that contains commits for your pull request (default [current branch])

-l, --label <name>

Add labels by name

-m, --milestone <name>

Add the pull request to a milestone by name


Disable maintainer's ability to modify pull request

-p, --project <name>

Add the pull request to projects by name

--recover <string>

Recover input from a failed run of create

-r, --reviewer <handle>

Request reviews from people or teams by their handle

-T, --template <file>

Template file to use as starting body text

-t, --title <string>

Title for the pull request

-w,  --web

Open the web browser to create a pull request

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

-R, --repo <[HOST/]OWNER/REPO>

Select another repository using the [HOST/]OWNER/REPO format


$ gh pr create --title "The bug is fixed" --body "Everything works again"
$ gh pr create --reviewer monalisa,hubot  --reviewer myorg/team-name
$ gh pr create --project "Roadmap"
$ gh pr create --base develop --head monalisa:feature

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Mar 2024 GitHub CLI manual